Malin Jonell

PhD, Research Fellow

Malin Jonell is a systems ecologist by training and a sustainability governance scholar. She is passionate about food systems, sustainable seafood production and the role of market based mechanisms. Malin’s main research interest is sustainable food production and consumption, and in particular the role of markets, trade and the private sector in driving positive change in the growing seafood sector. Jonell has a background in ecology and has included theory and methods from environmental psychology, industrial ecology and sustainability science in her work.

Prior to her current work, Jonell worked with SRC and EAT as a postdoctoral fellow on the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems. The Commission defined the safe operating space for global food systems by setting scientific targets for both sustainable food production and healthy diets. Jonell’s work focused on food sustainability metrics and in particular the role of “Blue Foods” (fish, shellfish and algae) in the global food system.

Selected publications:

Governing the salmon farming industry: Comparison between national regulations and the ASC salmon standard

Eco-certification of Farmed Seafood: Will it Make a Difference?

Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems